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Irving Gordon:

A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library

Georgia State University
Georgia State University
Special Collections and Archives
100 Decatur St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
404-413-2880
Fax: 404-413-2881
archives@gsu.edu

June 2001



Profile Description

Creation: Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, June 2001.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Gordon, Irving, 1923-
TitleIrving Gordon papers
Dates: 1960-1970
Extent.5 linear feet
Abstract:Irving Gordon, a licensed optician, was Chairman of the Atlanta Workmen's Circle and the Southern Region Workmen's Circle, and a member of other organizations. Papers consist primarily of correspondence, printed and scrapbook material dealing with the national and local Workmen's Circle (1960-1970), and Atlanta and Miami Beach branches' involvement with the U. S. Information Agency's "People-To-People" Program (1960-1965); and limited records related to the Jewish Labor Committee and to Gordon's business.
IDL1971-09
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Papers

Papers consist primarily of correspondence, printed and scrapbook material dealing with social and business affairs of both the national and local Workmen's Circle (1960-1970). The bulk of the papers describe the collection of books and sports equipment by the Atlanta and Miami Beach branches (1960-1965) for distribution abroad by the U. S. Information Agency as part of its "People-To-People" Program. Correspondents include U.S.I.A. Director Benjamin R. Stickney and Local Workmen's Circle Chairman Harold Bauman. A brief correspondence outlines business arrangements of Gordon Opticians with trade unions (1970). Included also are correspondence, reports, minutes and budgets concerning financial and membership matters of the Jewish Labor Committee (1966-1968).


Biography of Irving Gordon

Irving Gordon, 1923-. Licensed optician, 1948; Chairman, Atlanta Workmen's Circle, Southern Region Workmen's Circle; member, National Board of Directors, Jewish Labor Committee, Jewish War Veterans, American Jewish Committee, the Urban League, and National Conference of Christians and Jews. Atlanta director of the United States Information Agency's "People-To-People" Program, 1960.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Gordon, Irving, 1923-
Jewish Labor Committee (U.S.)
People-to-People (Organization)
Workmen's Circle (U.S.)
Jewish labor unions--United States.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], [series title], Irving Gordon Papers, L1971-09, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Processing Information

Inventoried by Robert Dinwiddie, March 2, 1972.


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, photographs and printed material were separated to other collections. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.


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